I would like to install the current QGIS LTR (2.14.15) under Linux Mint 18. I have followed the QGIS instructions for installing the LTR from the ubuntugis ppa without success. I get the following error about unmet dependencies:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 qgis : Depends: qgis-providers (= 1:2.14.15+24xenial) but 1:2.18.8+24xenial-ubuntugis is to be installed
 qgis-plugin-grass : Depends: qgis-plugin-grass-common (= 1:2.14.15+24xenial) but 1:2.18.8+24xenial-ubuntugis is to be installed
                     Depends: qgis-provider-grass (= 1:2.14.15+24xenial) but 1:2.18.8+24xenial-ubuntugis is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I had previously used the LTR candide QGIS 2.18.x, but decided to replace with the LTR. I have removed and purged qgis and removed the related content from my sources.list file before attempting to install the LTR. I have also tried the steps listed in this answer. My errors still invoke 2.18.8. Can I install the LTR on Xenial, and if so, how do I do it?

Edit: Here is the result of

apt-cache policy qgis-providers


  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:2.14.15+24xenial
  Version table:
     1:2.14.15+24xenial 500
        500 http://qgis.org/debian-ltr xenial/main amd64 Packages
     2.8.6+dfsg-1build1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
  • You may have missed sudo apt-get update. What do you get from apt-cache policy qgis-providers ? – AndreJ May 26 '17 at 9:29
  • The output of apt-cache policy looks good, no dependency on any 2.18.8 package. Can you install only that, then test the policy of the other packages in the error message the same way? – AndreJ May 26 '17 at 15:42
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ppa sudo apt-get update (or use Software Manager using the GUI) and set Synaptic Package Manager to Package -> Force Version – Mapperz May 26 '17 at 16:08

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